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Manufacturing News in North Carolina

Manufacturing News in North Carolina

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

There have been a ton of exciting announcements in North Carolina recently for our manufacturing sector: It’s official: Cambro Manufacturing bringing 100 jobs to Mebane - This move creates 100 jobs and means an investment of more than $30.4 million over the next three years in Alamance County. GKN Driveline to Expand Facility in Newton, NC - GKN […]

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Wall Street’s Booming Cleantech Interests

Wall Street’s Booming Cleantech Interests

| March 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wall Street has taken notice as green investing continues to dish out hefty low-risk returns. In my last post, I touched on the building blocks of cleantech investing and how efficient/renewable energy revenue sharing is changing the way investment firms inject their capital and recover their gains. The benefits of these investments are seen across […]

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Opinion Pieces

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge #6 – Featured Partner (Legrand)

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge #6 – Featured Partner (Legrand)

| April 3, 2014 | 1 Comment

In our previous posts, we talked about Ford and Saint-Gobain’s commitment to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge and what they’ve done to meet their goal so far. Today our focus is on Legrand. Featured Partner: Legrand Legrand, like Saint-Gobain, is a French industrial group. They are a world leader in products and systems for […]

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Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge #5 – Featured Partner (Saint-Gobain)

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge #5 – Featured Partner (Saint-Gobain)

| March 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

In our last post, we talked about Ford’s commitment to the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge and what they’ve done to meet their goal so far. Today our focus is on Saint-Gobain S.A. Featured Partner: Saint-Gobain Saint-Gobain is a French multinational company headquartered in Paris. They originally started out manufacturing mirrors but now they also […]

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ISO 50001

Energy Efficiency Series: Watts holding you back? #6

Energy Efficiency Series: Watts holding you back? #6

| October 17, 2013 | 1 Comment

In our last installment of the series on ISO 50001, we are going to take a look at companies that have implemented ISO 50001 and the resulting savings.  As we said in the first post, energy is like a tax on your business and there is no reason to not work to reduce the bill.  […]

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Energy Efficiency Series: Watts holding you back? #5

Energy Efficiency Series: Watts holding you back? #5

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

Over 2,440 organizations have implemented ISO 50001 and been certified according to ISO’s annual survey. This is an amazingly large number given that the standard has only been around since 2011. In our previous post in the series: “Energy Efficiency: Watts holding you back?” we discussed some of the types of organizations that have implemented […]

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The Auto Industry

Auto Markets: “On the Road Again” #9

Auto Markets: “On the Road Again” #9

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Ford Motor Company’s F-150 represents nearly one quarter of the company’s sales of automobiles.  It is one of the most popular trucks sold, and now in model year 2015, it will be made out of aluminum.  Aluminum is harder to work and more costly as a raw material but Ford has selected it for two […]

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Auto Markets: You can have any paint color you like, including black! #8

Auto Markets: You can have any paint color you like, including black! #8

| January 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

Paint is not an “autopart” that readily comes to mind but paint is very much an integral part of the automotive experience.  From the black Model T to the pink Mary Kay Cadillacs, paint is an expression of the automobile owner’s tastes and can compliment the style of the vehicle. Paints and coatings also serve a […]

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